Wildland fire meeting on Kauai

KAUAI — As wildfire response agencies are gearing up for a busy wildland fire season, managers from three states are meeting on Kauai this week at the California, Nevada, and Hawaii Wildland Fire Conference.

The conference is being hosted on Wednesday through Friday by the Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife Hawaii Fire Management Program at the Sheraton Kauai Resort.

The event is geared for firefighting agencies at all levels of government to promote professional wildland fire management practices that protect lives and property, and enhance natural resource values.

Among the topics of discussion will be presentations by representatives of: the National Weather Service on the El Nino season and effects on fire conditions in Hawaii, Pacific Fire Exchange on challenges to rapid wildfire containment in Hawaii, and the Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization.

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